Talons Philosophy

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We Answer Big Questions With an Even Bigger Question

What happens on the after we Die? Is there an after life?

These are the questions that we ask our self, usually at the beginning of our lives or when we lose someone who was very close to us . For millennia this has been a question that no one was able to answer because there hasn’t been anyone that experienced death and come back to life. And even if someone tells us about the experience, we might not believe what they are saying. However as humans we always want to know everything and if we don’t find the answer we will go crazy. For instance, if I put a box in front of you and tell you that you are not allowed to look what is inside it, but tell you that it’s something important, you will immediately start making up ideas that what could be inside of that box is important and you can’t touch it, or why can’t you touch it. This is a very common thing and basically the reason why we know a lot of things about the world: it’s all because of our curiosity. So when it comes to answering questions that have no 100% answer, religions comes in. A good example is the death analogy which each religion has answered it in a different way: Some believe in reincarnation, some believe in heaven and hell, and some believe that there is no after life. Questions like this always lead in to bigger questions that sometimes are even harder to answer, like does god exist? Or what is the point of living when you are going to die at the end anyway? Or perhaps life is just an illusion. The main problem with these questions is that since there is no evidence to prove anything, everything is deniable and acceptable at the same time.

My personal believe is that Heaven, Hell, God, or reincarnation are all made up answers for unneeded questions. The only way we can satisfy our curiosity and explain something so vague, is to answer the question with an answer that is even more vague but enough that makes us stop thinking about that question. An easy way of explaining this is using a math equation. You have a variable which you don’t know what it is so you call it a X and you want to either get rid of it or find its value. Since we can’t find the value we will try to get rid of by canceling it out by adding another X to the other side of the equation so they can cancel each other out, and now you are left with nothing. It’s not an complete answer but it’s good enough to make us stop thinking about it, since we think we have the answer but actually we don’t; we just hide the mess with a blanket.

 

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There Is More Into Infinity Than What You Think Soheil

Reality is what you think it is; there is no other explanation for reality. For you it can be what the majority of people think is the ‘real’ thing, or something that can prove itself through reasons and logic. Or you might just think there is no such thing as reality.  I would rather not to make it too complicated for myself.

As an example, in order for me to accept something is real I should be able to see it and feel it. If I see something like a physical object, the only way I can confirm that it exist is that I should be able to see it and feel it by myself. But what about more complicated things like what I see on TV? Well I most likely rely on other people’s experience and knowledge in order to understand if what I’m seeing is real or not. Like on YouTube I always read the comment to know other people’s opinion and thoughts about the video; a lot of time there are people that have more experience about the video than me and they can tell if it’s real or not. So you can say that real things to me are the thing that other people think is real too. Again reality is what we THINK the reality is.

There hasn’t been a single idea or theory that is acceptable by everyone. There is always a way to deny things; sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard but it’s never something impossible. It’s all connected to the understanding of the knowledge that we have.

Think of reality as the universe, now imagine you want to understand it: you can’t because we have not achieved that level understanding of things in such scale, so what we did as humans is that we create ourselves an vague answer. We said that universe equals to infinity, but you see how easy it is for us to deny it.

Did you know that infinity is a scale that can be counted? I will explain in an example how you can count infinity.

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Hilbert’s paradox of the Grand Hotel is an is thought experiment which illustrates a counterintuitive property of infinite sets. It is demonstrated that a fully occupied hotel with infinitely many rooms may still accommodate additional guests, even infinitely many of them, and that this process may be repeated infinitely often.

 

 

 
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